Controversial blogger Cameron Slater has been convicted on eight charges of breaching name suppression orders and one of identifying a victim in a sex case.
Auckland District Court Judge David Harvey has ordered the author of the Whale Oil blog to pay $750 for each count of name suppression and court costs of $130, adding up to $6130.
Mr Slater posted encrypted messages on his blog that identified suppressed names of defendants in a number of high profile cases.
His posts mainly targeted people charged with sex offences, such as a former MP, a popular entertainer and an ex-Olympian.
Mr Slater has campaigned against New Zealand’s name suppression laws and launched the anti-suppression group Shame (Suppression Helps Abusers Make Excuses).
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